A news update from the National Latin@ Network
Written by: Esmé Rodríguez, MA, PhD; School Equity Director, OutFront MN
Language is fluid, constantly changing, and open to interpretation, so this list is by no means perfect, exhaustive, or inviolable. Identity terms can be tricky and therefore it would be impossible to make a list that pleases every single person. We've done our best and are always welcome to comments and constructive critiques.
Webinar Enhancing Organizational Capacity for Our Communities: Fund Development and Demonstrating Impact
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
1 - 2:30 p.m. EST
In this webinar, presenters will discuss strategies fund development and demonstrating impact for nonprofit organizations. Presenters will review strategies to strengthen organizational infrastructure, build sustainability; and examine and fine-tune your organizational presence to improve organizational impact.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Explore fund development strategies that are mission-driven and realistic.
- Analyze the efficacy of current funding sustainability efforts.
- Formulate messaging about organizational need and impact.
- Identify resources for strengthening how you represent your organizational impact.
Sarah Khan, Senior Project Specialist, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV)
Deadline to apply quickly approaching!
Enhancing Organizational Capacity
for Our Communities:
Capacity Building Training for OVW CSSP, Underserved, Tribal, and Rural Grantees
September 19-20, 2018
Application Deadline: August 17, 2018
Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District
Enhancing Organizational Capacity for Our Communities is a two-day training that will bring together about 30 participants who are interested in strengthening their capacity to effectively manage, operate and sustain their organizations. The goal of this training is to increase the organizational capacity of OVW grantees and their partners serving culturally specific, rural, tribal, and underserved communities. This regional training will provide attendees with significant opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing, and critical discussions to enhance the work and overall capacity.
NWLC asks for sign-on for letter addressing sexual abuse at Ohio State University
, addressed to the House Committees on Education & the Workforce and Oversight & Government Reform, calls for hearings on this disturbing trend of colleges covering up sexual abuse by its employees-especially in light of the Department of Ed's plan to initiate a NPRM on how schools address sexual harassment and assault under Title IX. The other
is addressed to Betsy DeVos and OCR asking for an investigation into Ohio State University and urging them to preserve Title IX protections.
Applications open for scholar immersion program
September 17-20, 2018
*Application deadline: August 3
MCW is currently seeking applicants with experience in research interested in being immersed into community engagement.
This program was designed to align the community as teachers to researchers interested in learning how to become effective community-engaged professionals.
- Be a researcher interested in building capacity for community engaged research
- Have at least one year of graduate level study
- Have a willingness to be culturally humble
- Be available for the entire experience from September 17th to September 20th
American Evaluation Association releases toolkit to help apply to conference
October 31-November 3, 2018
2018 marks the
American Evaluation Association's
(AEA) 32nd Annual Conference. Evaluation 2018 brings together evaluators, evaluation scholars, students, and evaluation users from around the world are invited to assemble, share, and learn from the successes of the international discipline and practice of evaluation.
No matter your skill level, Evaluation 2018 will provide the opportunity to be involved in the shared experience through a variety of presentations and learning formats.
for a more detailed description of the session formats.
Evaluation 2018 is learning opportunity that you won't want to miss. Hear from
Leslie Goodyear on why she chose this year's conference theme.
for more information and to register for this conference.
CSAJ releases Coerced Debt Training Toolkit
In this first of five Consumer Rights Webinar Training Toolkits, find webinar recordings, supplementary reading, and multilevel planning worksheets to support your coerced debt advocacy.
Part I of the webinar series equips both advocates and attorneys with survivor-centered advocacy strategies and legal remedies to address coerced debt facing survivors. The faculty also provide emerging evidence for the impact that coerced debt has on survivors' economic security in order to encourage community programs and systems change.
Part II of the webinar series is directed at sharing the work of the DVCLARO Project in New York City, a consumer law clinic and partnership that recently conducted a study on the link between coerced debt and homelessness to steer their systems change advocacy, as well as engaging attendees in developing multilevel strategies for change.
Click here for more information about this toolkit
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged
Ayisha Malik wanted to read books about Muslims who are "normalized," so she wrote one herself. Her heroine, Sofia Khan, is a Londoner, works in PR, and wears a hijab. This is a book about friendships, family, dating and marriage. It's been dubbed the Muslim "Bridget Jones's Diary," though I think it is more enlightening than that. Malik says she wanted to subvert the expectations that a book about Muslim women would be about oppression and subjugation. She says this book tells a story that reflects the lives of women like her and her friends. It is a funny and engaging look at a community that has been portrayed in popular culture solely in the shadow of terrorism, and the perfect beach book.
Description by PBS
Now accepting submissions
We welcome submissions on a number of topics pertaining to domestic violence, family violence, and gender-based violence. These topics include, but are not limited to:
- Gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs that are culturally specific
- Working with Latin@ youth
- Working with immigrant Latin@s
- Health care and gender-based violence
- LGBTQ Latin@ communities
- Children and domestic violence
- Building Latin@ leadership in Latin@ communities
- Elder abuse
We also welcome photography, video, resources, and other digital material that organizations or people wish to share with our network.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL LATIN@ NETWORK FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of Latin@ communities. The National Latin@ Network is led by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. The National Latin@Network for Healthy Families and Communities builds on Casa de Esperanza´s experience working in local communities to support families, end domestic violence, and increase meaningful access to services for Latina@s and incorporates a research center, public policy initiative, and training.